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Seasons

There is no closed season for fishing in streams, reservoirs, lakes and ponds in Georgia except for the following:

  • Trout: March 29 - October 31, 2003 Seasonal trout streams are OPEN to fishing from the last Saturday in March through October 31each year. Seasonal trout streams are closed to fishing for all fish species at all other times.
  • The Flint River and its tributaries from the Georgia Power Company dams at Albany to the U.S. Highway 84 bridge; the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries from the Columbia Lock & Dam to the Georgia Highway 91 bridge; and Spring Creek and its tributaries downstream to Georgia Highway 253 are closed to striped bass fishing and spear fishing from May 1 - October 31.
  • The season for taking striped bass and hybrid striped-white bass from the Savannah River and its tributaries downstream of New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam is closed.
  • Lakes Seminole and Blackshear: all fishing, including spear fishing, for any species in the marked areas around five fish refuges in Lake Seminole and in three fish refuges in Lake Blackshear is prohibited from May 1 - October 31.

 
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